Trilogy is certainly 100 % sure fire mentalism. I have just purchased the cd and the deck. I give 5
stars to the inventor. But i must comment that the manufacturer has not done justice to the cards.
The quality of cards is excellent. But the cards are not numbered behind . I want to perform this
for stage .To number the cards is a tough task . you need a hand writing expert to do a professional
job.its unfair to provide the customer with just the cards.I have marked the cards myself since i
could not get an expert. you cant mark more than 5 cards a day if you want to get anywhere near
perfection. strongly recommend cards to be supplied with the backs printed .product not worth the
value charged when backs are not marked.
I love how you really don"t have to touch the deck until the reveals. Everything else happens aloud
and in the specs minds. I like it. Not much else to say.
A pretty cool effect!! People get amazed!!
This is a fabulous routine for audiences with a bit of patience and decent attention spans. It
really does knock them over.
But like Anonymous, I thought the constraints seemed a bit
suspicious. One way I've found to mute them, hopefully make them less noticeable, is to reverse the
direction of the mentalism. I "send" the spectators the numbers for #1 & #2. "I know this is a bit
hard," I say, "so I'll help you a bit: the number is odd. What number am I seeing in my mind's
eye? Do you see it?" Etc., etc. The directive gets kinda lost in all the pseudo mentalism patter.
I guess this is still a constraint, but cast in this telepathy mode I don't think it seems as
suspicious *telling* the spectator he has to come up with an odd number. To keep this theme going,
when I get to #3, I claim the spectator is at a high level of psychic ability and is already reading
my mind. "I know you see in your mind the card I'm seeing. What is it?"
You might give
this spin/twist a try and see what you think.
Either way you play "Trilogy," it is the most
startling triple prediction around.
I absolutely LOVE this effect.
While we as magicians may find the constrained spectators choices
to be a little limiting, the spectators don't know any better. If you can present it in a way that
seems normal, the crowd will go NUTS!!!!
I have done this effect downtown for a crowd of up
to 40 people after my cups and balls, and I have become well known with those 2 effects alone. My
friends demand it anytime we are together.
For a phenomenal effect for any scenario, add to
It is 100% worth the somewhat high price.
The 5 stars I'm giving it aren't really indicative of what I think of the effect as-is. To be
honest, I had some nitpicks with it. I don't like the way the spectator's choice of numbers is
constrained. No, it's not "terrible", but I wanted something cleaner.
After doing some
brainstorming, I came up with a modified version that removes this constraint. And no, this
modified version can't be constructed with this deck... it requires a blank Phil deck. However,
as-is, this is still a very good effect, and I have to give it 5 stars for providing the inspiration
for an effect I've come to absolutely love.